The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport undergo the big facelift. The new look of the subcompact crossover was unveiled at Chicago Auto Show. Well, we must say that Nissan surprised all its fans with the new shape of its small SUV. Updated exterior and infotainment system will draw the attention of younger buyers. The engine is still a reliable 2.0 unit with the capability to produce 140 hp.
The most notable changes are happening in the infotainment system. The Safety Shield 360 package is now available with more features. Outside, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport brings revamped front fascia with new headlights. The same is happening in the back. Three trim levels are available in the USA, and in other markets, you will see this model as Nissan Qashqai. The biggest disappointment is still the drivetrain. Yes, Rogue Sport is a subcompact vehicle, but the slow and weak engine is making it less attractive.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Specs
As said, the new 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport will continue to use the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as the main source of power. This unit is delivering 140 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. A CVT gearbox is transferring power to front wheels. Unlike some other subcompact crossovers, Rogue Sport will offer AWD as an optional drive. Besides that, this vehicle is providing many driver’s assist features, and the best one is a ProPilot. Nissan is developing higher levels of autonomous drive, but these will be available beyond 2020 season.
The bad thing is that you won’t be able to run into wildness with your 2020 Rogue Sport. Off-road capabilities are not the greatest. On the other hand, there are also more powerful options in the subcompact segment, and some models are offering better handling. But generally, the Rogue Sport is an excellent combination of all elements and it returns superb fuel economy (25/32 mpg for FWD and 24/30 mpg with AWD).
The electrification of the Nissan Rogue Sport is in the plan, but not for the upcoming season. The crossover will have to go this way since first electric and hybrid models are appearing in the subcompact segment. But, Nissan’s priorities are to deliver larger vehicles with PHEV and hybrid technology first. So, the Rogue and Rogue Sport will have to wait.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Redesign
The mid-cycle refresh is pretty big. Every few seasons vehicles are going through the modernization upgrades, and so it is with 2020 Rogue Sport. The crossover is getting a new front fascia. The highlight is on headlights and their new shape. Also, revisited grille and hood shape are making the model more aggressive. Nissan continues the update in the back. Again, lights and bumper are taking the most changes.
Interior of the crossover can’t offer too much space. Well, this is a tiny model that is perfect for a quick move around the city. If you are looking for more room, then some bigger class is more suitable. Still, the Rogue Sport comes with a variety of options to make the ride more pleasant. The infotainment system is going to be updated. We believe the Japanese company is going to launch the new generation of NissanConnect by the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport release date.
The new 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport colors palette is going to offer more paints. For now, the crossover sticks to proven schemes. Black, white, blue, red, metallic. The new model will experiment more. So, expect some unique paintjobs and colors available for purchase. For now, Lime Green and Orange are the first novelties.
Probably the biggest update for the upcoming crossover is coming in the safety segment. Safety Shield 360 now includes forward collision alert and emergency braking. ProPilot will help a lot as well, but it still requires the driver’s attention. Lane keeping assists and surrounding monitoring are standard at the entry-level versions of this self-driving feature. The Safety Shield 360 also brings sensors that will detect pedestrians, and SV and SL trim levels are offering rear cross-traffic alert for the blind-spot monitor.
Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is not unveiled yet. Also, the company owes us the price range of its trim levels. With everything shown, we believe the crossover will hit the market pretty early, already in the summer. Safety and tech updates will increase the starting price of the Rogue Sport. These figures will be around $23,000 for the S model, $25,000 for the SV, and $29,000 if you pick SL. All-wheel drive adds $1,500.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Competition
Definitely, the lack of off-road characteristics will make you look elsewhere. Jeep Renegade seems to be the best pick here. Mazda CX-3 offers incredible handling. Hyundai Kona steps up from the competition with its turbocharged engine with more horsepower. Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR will offer more features and comfort inside the cabin. But, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport will battle with all these models thanks to its versatility. The crossover is not the best in these segments, but it is better than the most competitors.